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Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after critics label it racist, homophobic

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Kevin Hart, top, and Will Ferrell appear in a scene from "Get Hard."
In the annals of film festival flops - from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes - the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy. [...]

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Graham Moore’s Oscar‑worthy acceptance speech for ‘Imitation Game’ – #StayWeird

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Graham Moore accepts the award for the best adapted screenplay for “The Imitation Game” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Graham Moore, who on Sunday won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game,” took the opportunity to give a powerful acceptance speech calling awareness to teen suicide and depression, recalling his own attempt at suicide at age 16. [...]

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‘Birdman’ takes flight at an Oscars ceremony punctuated by politics

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Host Neil Patrick Harris at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. [...]

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Easy chemistry between James Franco, Zachary Quinto in ‘I am Michael’

Sunday, January 25, 2015
James Franco and Zachary Quinto in a scene from "I am Michael."
The film, which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, is a sensitive, complicated and provocative story about a prominent gay activist who, in just a few years, denounces his homosexuality. [...]

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Annie Proulx: ‘I wish I’d never written’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’

Monday, December 29, 2014
Brokeback
Proulx says that ever since her 1997 short story was adapted into a film, too many people misunderstand its message. [...]

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Eminem ‘comes out’ as gay in controversial new film ‘The Interview’

Friday, December 26, 2014
Eminem
“When I say things about gay people, or people think my lyrics are homophobic — it’s because I’m gay,” he says while appearing as himself in a scripted interview in "The Interview." [...]

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Review: Cumberbatch shines as gay wartime codebreaker Alan Turing

Friday, November 28, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch, center, appears in a scene from "The Imitation Game."
'Tis clearly the season for Oscar-worthy performances by British actors playing mathematical geniuses facing daunting personal odds. Sound overly specific? Consider: A few weeks ago we had "The Theory of Everything," starring Eddie Redmayne as the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. And now we have Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game" [...]

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The ‘enigma’ Alan Turing, chronicled in new film ‘The Imitation Game’

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Alan Turing
Germany's top-secret World War II code was called "Enigma," and the gay Englishman who played a key role in breaking that code -- Alan Turing -- was very much an enigma himself. CBS News’ Anthony Mason reports on Turing’s life, which is chronicled in the new film, “The Imitation [...]

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Award show veteran Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscars in 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris
LOS ANGELES -- Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year. The actor and author announced his latest gig online Wednesday. He posted a video on Twitter of him on the phone saying, "I'm in," showing a close-up of his bucket list and circling "Host the Oscars." [...]

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Catholic university suspends plans for screening of Harvey Milk film

Friday, October 3, 2014
Sean Penn as Harvey Milk in a scene from "Milk."
WASHINGTON -- A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month. A chapter of the College Democrats had planned to screen "Milk," starring Sean Penn, on [...]

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